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Come join us for an exciting weekend of flute and clarinet events in the Rio Grande Valley! The 2015 South Texas Flute and Clarinet Festival will feature master classes and recitals with outstanding guest artists, hands-on clinics and master classes for flutists and clarinetists of all ages and ability levels, as well as, flute choir and clarinet choir reading sessions, High School Solo Competitions, UTB High School Honors Flute Choir and Honors Clarinet Choir, exhibitors and more. Bring your instruments!

Schedule


8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Registration Table (Lobby, Arts Center)
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit the Exhibits (Lobby, Arts Center)
Melhart’s Music
Bernard Hammig North America
Music & Arts of Houston

9:30-10:20 a.m. (Main Hall, Arts Center)
2015 South Texas Flute & Clarinet Festival Opening Concert
Enjoy performances given by your Festival Hosts! Dr. Cristina Ballatori, flute & Dr. Jonathan Guist, clarinet will perform joined by pianist Laura Brumbaugh in addition to performances by the UTB Flute Choir and UTB Clarinet Choir.

10:30-12:00 p.m. (Gold Room, Arts Center)
Bonita Boyd Flute Master Class
Bonita Boyd, guest artist and master teacher, works with UTB undergraduate flute students and Rio Grande Valley high school students in a public master class.
*Appropriate for All Levels of Flutists

10:30-11:10 a.m. (Red Room, Arts Center)
Junior High Clarinet Clinic
Join Ms. Elizabeth Stone (Veterans HS, Brownville ISD) and explore the fundamentals of playing the clarinet to make sure you get off to a strong start.  Topics will include breath support, embouchure, voicing, and articulation. Bring your clarinets!
*Appropriate for Junior High Level Clarinetists

10:30-11:10 a.m. (Blue Room, Arts Center)
Extended Techniques for Flute!
Have you ever wanted to learn how to sing and play or play two notes at the same time? Join Dr. Rebecca Ashe for this fun, interactive class and explore extended techniques for the flute! Participants will learn strategies to help learn these techniques and will walk away with knowledge that will improve all aspects of their playing, from addressing technical challenges to improving tone and articulation. Bring your flutes!
*Appropriate for High School Level and Advance Junior High Level Flutists

11:15-12:00 p.m.  (Red Room, Arts Center)
10 Rules of Flute
Inspire your practicing and/or teaching! Let Jason Blank, nationally known clinician and lecturer, show you the ten rules of flute. During this interactive session, participants will learn creative tips for building a strong flexible sound in all three octaves, learning/teaching vibrato in 5 minutes or less, and increasing the speed of fingers and tongue while using note grouping for effortless technique. Bring your Flutes!
*Appropriate for All Levels of Flutists

11:15-12:00 p.m. (Blue Room, Arts Center)

Expressive Phrasing for Wind Players: The Magic of Moyse
During his lifetime, Marcel Moyse had a profound influence on the wind players who came to study with him. Join Dr. Cate Hummel for this interactive open master class designed to share practical concepts from the teaching of Marcel Moyse that flutists and clarinetists can incorporate into their daily practice and performance to enhance their depth of musical expression and ability to communicate the composer’s intent to an audience. Teachers can learn how to incorporate Moyse’s musical ideas into their daily teaching with students of all ages. Bring your Instruments!
*Appropriate for High School Level and Advanced Flutists and Clarinetists

12:00-1:00 p.m.  Lunch Break/Visit Exhibits

1:00-1:45 p.m. (Main Hall, Arts Center)
Tosca Clarinet Duo in Recital
Dr. Shawn Copeland (University of Idaho) and Dr. Lynn Musco (Stetson University) perform a varied and exciting program of works for Clarinet Duo.

1:00-2:30 p.m. (Gold Room, Arts Center)

Gregory Raden Clarinet Master Class
Gregory Raden, guest artist and Principal Clarinet of the Dallas Symphony, works with UTB undergraduate clarinet students in a public master class.
*Appropriate for All Levels of Clarinetists

1:00-2:30 p.m. (Red Room, Arts Center)
Woodwind Olympics
It’s flutes versus clarinets in the 2nd Annual South Texas Flute and Clarinet Festival Woodwind Olympics. Junior high flutists and clarinetists will compete and test their mettle in a series of timed team events to improve and develop Technical Skills, Articulation, and Breathing.  Bring your instruments and prepare to battle! Who will emerge with the Gold? Flutes or Clarinets?
*Appropriate for Junior High Level Flutists and Clarinetists

2:00-2:50 p.m. (Main Hall, Arts Center)
Flute Potpourri Recital
Enjoy music for alto, bass, and C-Flute performed by festival clinicians Abraham Jacob Saenz (Colegio San Juan Siglo XXI, Matamoros, Mexico), Dr. Marianna Gariazzo (Texas A&M College Station), and Dr. Patricia Surman (Northeastern State University)

2:30-3:15 p.m. (Blue Room, Arts Center)
At Ease: Learning to Play with Ease and Freedom.
This 45-minute, interactive workshop with Dr. Shawn Copeland (University of Idaho) will explore the application of Alexander Technique and Body Mapping to the art of teaching and playing the clarinet. Through movement explorations and observations, participants will learn about balance in sitting and standing and supporting the instrument with ease.
*Appropriate for High School Level and Advanced Clarinetists

3:30-4:20 p.m. (Blue Room, Arts Center)
Performance Anxiety Demystified
Performance anxiety is a common problem affecting both amateur and professional musicians. Dr. Mariana Gariazzo’s workshop will provide exercises and techniques to increase the ability to tolerate mental and physical discomforts associated with performance anxiety and explore a variety of strategies to strengthen personal satisfaction and enjoyment on the stage.
*Appropriate for High School Level and Advanced Flutists and Clarinetists

3:00-4:20 p.m.
2015 Intermediate Festival Flute and Festival Clarinet Choirs
Bring your instruments and join intermediate level flutists and clarinetists from throughout Rio Grande Valley to participate in the 2015 Festival Flute Choirs and Festival Clarinet Choirs!  Each ensemble will read through a variety of fun ensemble literature and choose a piece to rehearse for performance on the South Texas Flute and Clarinet Festival Closing Concert at 4:30 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Arts Center.

Intermediate Clarinet Choir (Reading Session/Rehearsal: Gold Room, Arts Center)
Elizabeth Stone, Conductor (Brownsville ISD)
2-3 Years of Playing Experience
Bring your clarinets!

Intermediate Flute Choir (Reading Session/Rehearsal: Red Room, Arts Center)
Criselda Marroquin-Morrell, Conductor  (Los Fresnos ISD)
2-3 Years of Playing Experience
Bring your flutes!

4:30-5:30 p.m. (Main Hall, Arts Center)
2015 South Texas Flute and Clarinet Festival Closing Concert
Enjoy the performances by the Festival Flute and Clarinet Choirs and high school winners of the 2015 South Texas Flute & Clarinet Festival Solo Competition!

7:30-9:00 p.m. (Gala Closing Concert, Main Hall, Arts Center)

Bonita Boyd, flute, and Gregory Raden, clarinet, with Eric Jenkins, piano
Single Tickets are $10 at the Door (without Festival Pass)
Admission is included with Festival Pass

Schedule

1:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Visit the Exhibits (Lobby, Arts Center)
Melhart’s Music
Bernard Hammig North America
Music & Arts of Houston

1:00-1:45 p.m. (Main Hall, Arts Center)

Rio Grande Valley Performers Showcase
To open the second day of the festival, we will feature a variety of solo and small ensemble performances from flutists & clarinetists from right here in the Rio Grande Valley.       

2:00-2:45 p.m. (Blue Room, Arts Center)
Colorful Music
Join Dr. Maria Payan (Roma ISD) for this interactive workshop on tone development! Participants will identify different tonal colors in music and learn to alter the sound with the embouchure, airstream, vibrato, dynamics, articulation, and tongue placement to help communicate different moods, emotions, and ideas.  Bring your flutes!
*Appropriate for All Levels of Flutists

2:00-2:45 p.m. (Gold Room, Arts Center)
Flute & Clarinet Duo Recital
Laura Salfen, flute and Dr. Gary Fair, clarinet, perform a recital of new music for flute and clarinet duo by San Antonio composers.

3:00-4:30 p.m. (Red Room, Arts Center)
Boris Allakhverdyan Clarinet Master Class
Boris Allakhverdyan, guest artist and Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, works with UTB undergraduate clarinet students in a public master class.
*Appropriate for All Levels of Clarinetists

3:00-4:30 p.m. (Gold Room, Arts Center)
Denis Bouriakov Flute Master Class
Denis Bouriakov, guest artist and Principal Flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, works with UTB undergraduate flute students and Rio Grande Valley high school students in a public master class.
*Appropriate for All Levels of Flutists

5:00-6:00 p.m. (Main Hall, Arts Center)
Honors Clarinet and Honors Flute Choir Concert, Albert Lo, Guest Conductor
The 5th Annual UTB High School Honors Flute Choir and Honors Clarinet Choir, under the direction of Albert Lo, newly appointed Director of Bands at UTB, performs. Come hear the finest high school flute and clarinet students from across the Rio Grande Valley join forces for an enjoyable concert.

7:30 p.m. (Gala Closing Concert, Main Hall, Arts Center)
Denis Bouriakov, flute, and Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet, with Laura Brumbaugh, piano
Single Tickets are $10 at the Door (without Festival Pass)
Admission is included with Festival Pass

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